“Holiday Theme” VSC Challenge #29

Good morning crafters! It’s December 1st so that means a new challenge over at V’s Sweet challenge. Woohoo!! I just love this holiday season. I have been able to complete a lot of my projects that I had planned like my December Daily and my very first advent calendar (more info on that in the last post). I also want to try to do a Holiday card series starting today. Lets see how that goes. Anyways, I have two cards to share with you today and both use my “Christmas Cheer” stamp which is currently available as a digital download but I will have a clear set version available for purchase this week. yay!!! I am very excited about that.

So for card one I decided to try out a shaker card using foam sheets instead of my usual way which was with foam adhesive tape (which is way more expensive). I used the stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and added some sequins which is available for purchase in my shop. I colored in the ornaments with copic markers and then added glossy accents and glitter.



For my second card I used one of the ornament stamps as a pattern and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then cut out some snowflake’s using a spellbinder die. I die cut the word greetings with my silhouette and then heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.IMG_2208

Well I hope you like my cards and would love for you all to join in on our December challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the shop. Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Advent Calendar

Hello crafters!!! Wow holidays are approaching fast and of course I decided to take on a few projects like Dec daily and an advent calendar ( I blame Nicole for all of this). The good thing is that I am doing pretty good with timing(First time!) I usually wait till the last minute to do stuff and then I either do not finish it or just lose to mojo to do it.

So this year I decided to do an advent calendar after Nicole showed me hers. I couldn’t decide what kind of calendar to do and after searching through the silhouette online store I found the perfect cut file by Lori Whitlock. Now the cut file is for a 12×12 machine but I ended up resizing it to about 8×8 and I am perfectly fine with that size.

So here is my plan. I am going to buy a small lego set and then put the pieces in all 25 boxes so that way my son can built the set little by little. I will include just the instructions needed to put together the pieces for that date. Hopefully my son will enjoy it.

Well thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!

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Warm Socks

Good evening crafters! Just stopping by to show you a card I made using my new So Suzy Stamp sentiment I just received today. The stamp is called Warm Socks.  I created a cute dryer with socks to go with this sentiment. I then colored it in with copics. I just love how it turned out. These two go together like peanut butter and jelly lol. Well I hope you like my card and don’t forget to leave some love. Oh and sorry about the lighting. I took the picture at night so I had to substitute natural lighting with my lamp but tomorrow I will have a better picture. I was just too excited to finish this card and show you all. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


Christmas Cheer Stamp set

Hello crafters!!! Ok so I am a little late on this posting but hey better late than never .So if you do not follow me on my other social media accounts like Instagram and Facebook,  then you might not have seen my new digital stamp release and that is what I would like to talk to you about today. I recently put together a christmas stamp set but released it as digital format and plan to release it as a clear set also. (watch out for some exciting news about new stamps :insert super happy smiley emoji)

The new Christmas Cheer digital stamp set can be purchased here now and you will receive an email with a link where you can download the images.

Now I want to share with you some cards and tag I made using the digital stamp.

Just some of the reasons I like digi: 1. You can size it anyway you like 2. You get the image right away so no waiting for snail mail. 3. And if you have a die cut machine like the Silhouette then you can cut them out and not have to fussy cut them. :)


The sequins used in this tag is the new Snow mix sequins pack. Purchase yours here.IMG_1437 IMG_1191

The enamel dots used in the card below can also be purchased in my online shop. Click hereIMG_1190

How awesome is that falling snow! Used a stencil I made using the silhouette and smeared some embossing paste.


Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will love this new digi. If you have any questions about digital stamps or just want to ask a question feel free to do so Vanessa@vssweetideas.com

Happy Crafting!!!

New VSC November Challenge “Anything Goes”

Good Morning crafters!!! We have a new challenge this month and the theme is “Anything Goes” We were on a break last month but we are back and we are looking for two Guest Designers for December’s challenge. Yay!!!

Ok so for my card I used my new ” Birthday Wish” stamp set. I just love how fun and versatile this stamp is. I stamp a few balloons on some copic paper and colored them in with copics. I then added some glitter with my wink of stella pen and topped it off with some glossy accent. I then added some natural twine ribbon for string. I used two of the sentiments from the same set and viola. An easy fun dimensional card. Now don’t forget to stop by our challenge blog for more inspiration. We will have more cards from our DT soon and don’t forget to apply for a spot as a Guest Designer for next month. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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hehe you can see my little munchkin’s hand creeping up to take the card.

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Unique Blog Hop

Helli crafters! I am late on this posting as it was suppose to be up monday but life happenes. Well my good friend and DT member Lisa Lahiff, has chosen me to take part in the Unqie Blog hop. I never heard of it until now and I am honored that she has chosen me. Lisa is super talented and so creative. Lisa, after reading your post I realized how much we are so alike!  You should definitly check her out by clicking here.

What I love about this blog hop is the things you learn about the crafters you love and follow. It’s a great way to get inspired and support your fellow crafters.

Question part of the blog hop:

1.What projects are you currently working on? Well right now I’m working on holiday cards. I purchased two new holiday stsmp sets and can’t wait to use them. I am also working on coloring an image using my copics. I was reminded why Ibarely color any more and it’s cause it takes a long time especially if your like me and never satisfied with how your coloring comes out.

2.What inspires your designs? All the different crafters I have seen on Instagram and craft nlogs inspire my designs. When I get an idea I run to my craft table and get straight to work and I don’t stop till I’m done even if it’s the middle of the night.

2.If you had to define your design style, what would it be? My design style is everything and anything. Since I own an online craft store I tend to design all different types of design for my different customers. What I can tell you is the styles I do like. I have always loved shabby chic designs like Melissa’s from LilyBeanPaperie. I love her projects and everything about them. That is probably my fave style yet I have a hard time making that style project. I also love a CAS designs. I love the clean look.

A Shabby Chic card I attempted to create.
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3.What does your craft area look like?

my craft area is in the baby room/Evan’s craft room/ hubby’s excerise room. Hehe. I have a tiny corner and piles and piles of supplies all over the place. My tabletop is also overflowing but I try to mantain it so that I have space to work on. I also use the table for my sewing projects so it can get a bit messy.

4.How does your writing /creative process work?

Well instagram and Pinterest definitly help with the creative process. Also watching YouTube videos of all the new techniques also helps. For example. I have a new stamp set I received and I am dying to use it but I just can’t think of what I want to do with it so I will usually watch a few videos until my creative mojo decides to join me. Then I do a mental check of whether I have the supplies to create the project I want to do and get started right away before my mojo decides to leave.

5.What three crafty products can you not live without? Hmmm this is tough. Well I definitly need my paper trimmer because I can’t cut a straight line if my life depended on it. I would definitely need my glue tape runner and it’s hard to choose my last product but I would have to say it would be my copic markers.

Well hope you enjoyed reading alittle about me and I thank you for stopping by. I really enjoyed sharing and I thank Lisa for choosing me.